is a collection of gossips or snippits about either myself
and/or Debra that we have come across ourselves or been told
by other people.
These are just some gossips we have seen as many have disappeared
over the years.
you come by any gossips yourself, please email us a link.
there r some crazy ppl on da train, how can some woman b talkin
2 every1 through her bear and b refering 2 herself in third
person??!! smh about 8 hours ago via web dis is da crazy womans
website.... http://www.bearsac.com/aboutme.htm SNM about 7
hours ago via web
Sunday 8 August
Borehamwood Ratha-yatra One Saturday each year, the community
of Borehamwood, not far from Bhaktivedanta Manor, has a parade
about two hours long in which the devotees, headed by Parasurama
Prabhu, have a cart bearing Sri Sri Gaura-Nitai. Devotee kids
dressed as peacocks this year. One motorized vehicle pulling
the cart was decorated like an elephant. One devotee played
a full drum set on another vehicle. Govinda Prabhu was there
to play accordion and sing. One young lady named Debra, who
has some attraction to the Hare Krishna devotees and who likes
their festivals, took some video of our procession. She travels
different places with her teddy bear, Bearsac, and shares
de Julho de 2010
apesar de todas as diferenças, a pessoa mais diferente de
todas teve que ser a Debra. A Debra andava de um lado para
o outro com um urso de peluche tipo mochila até que o Australiano
lhe perguntou o porquê disso. Ela então lá nos explicou sobre
o bearsac. Ora o Bersac é o nome do urso de peluche que ela
tinha com ela que, segundo a mesma, vai fazer 13 anos no próximo
mês que ela o tem. Toda entusiasmada a contar-nos sobre o
bearsac, ela aponta para o cinto que ela trazia com ela e
carregou num botão junto ao cinto para vermos aparecer em
letras neon na zona da fivela do cinto, a passar o seguinte
endereço de website: www.bearsac.com. Depois lá nos explicou
que também escreveu um livro sobre o bearsac e costuma vende-lo
no metro de Londres. Além disso, sempre que vai viajar para
alguma lado tira fotos de pessoas com o bearsac e coloca-as
depois no site. Ao ver o site apercebi-me que a Debra tem
o Sindroma de Asperger (está explicado o que é no site).
ReplyRetweet - Yeah I've seen the website, came across
it when I used to work in Borehamwood. Bearsac is quite the
celeb. 1 day ago from TweetDeck
05/05/2010 ReplyRetweet #bearsack is a legend
- have you seen her website? www.bearsac.com. 1 day ago from
04/05/2010 10.37pm ReplyRetweet - Ah, I knew someone
would know what I meant. Bearsac and the lady were sitting
a few seats away so I couldn't say hi sadly. 1 day ago from
04/05/2010 6:21pm Brilliant. I'm on the train with
Bearsack for the first time ever. People in #Borehamwood will
know what I'm on about. #bearsack via TweetDeck
We also met BEARSAC on the way home! A talking bear that travels
and meets people. We got to high five him and all sorts, was
surreal but cool!
01 May 2010
@ 07:55 pm Son_of_Darkness
Today we went to the Trocadero and bumped into a load of Bleach
and Hetalia cosplayers. And they weren't even together. But
apparently, according to some guy who was being crazy awesome
on DDR, cosplayers often congregate there on the weekends.
YAYE!!! Now we have future weekend plans. :D BUT!!! The most
AWESOME thing that happened today was meeting with Bearsac.
It was awesome. We high-fived him and talked to him about
his travels and his awesome purple robe. He was pretty fucking
cool... for a teddy bear. And he's totally famous!! He's BFF
with a load of celebrities and everything. LOOK!!!! Tags:
awesome, bearsac, cosplay, omg, random, rl, yaye
- 11:14:am Juicy, Jew Sea - Anyone have and insight
or experience with ADHD or Aspergers? ---
If you don't, no need to reply fanks unless you want a less
than polite response!
16-Apr-2010 - 11:29:am Luis Anaconda --- I often
see that women with the bear at Kentish Town station. Thought
she was a bit mad until I looked at her site which is quite
16-Apr-2010 - 11:33:am Twickers - Plan Bendtner ---
She says hello to everyone she passes. If i see her i'm gon
pretend i know her! 16-Apr-2010 - 11:41:am Fash FC Goon
--- Bearsac is a close friend of Monkey Pearce
16-Apr-2010 - 11:42:am Berni --- Boooo! I was hoping
for an actual bear.
16-Apr-2010 - 11:49:am Juicy, Jew Sea --- Does she
just sit in the station?! or do you just see her also getting
16-Apr-2010 - 11:55:am Fash FC Goon --- I worry about
silly things. I've looked at her photos and think to myself.
She'd be devastated if something happened to the bear. She
obviously loves the bear. and Walking around in public or
travelling around the world with it is asking for trouble.
Not even making a joke about it. I worry about stupid things
16-Apr-2010 - 11:56:am Luis Anaconda --- She gets on
the train - I assume she goes somewhere. Quite often at the
same time as me so it's unlikely she has a proper job.
Cobi at 12:02 AM April 15, 2010
On Tuesday I went to see Gary Numan at Scala, a small warmup
gig for his upcoming (hopefully not all cancelled) US tour
dates. The set was fiercely energetic from the get go, with
rich guitar and synth riffs fueling the performance. Admittedly,
I was not very familiar with Numan's catalogue before the
show, but I have a great deal of respect for his music by
the scope of musician's influenced by him (ranging from Jack
White and Nine Inch Nails, to Jarvis Cocker and GZA of Wu-Tang
Clan). Gary Numan's show proved to me that knowing the songs
before hand is not always crucial. The crowd was into the
lively performance, as many hair-dyed heads and glow-sticks
bobbed along through the show (there was even a woman in
the front puppeteering her teddy bear along with the music).
1 March 2010
The Revolution Is Only One Train Stop Away
On 11 February, Debra Schiman (I didn’t know her name but
she’s a fairly familiar figure to travellers going in to London
from St Albans because she’s generally carrying a teddy bear
and promoting her book – Travels With My Teddy Bear – to more
or less anyone who’ll listen) refused to get off a train when
they announced that because of congestion they were cancelling
her train and turning it around. Just one woman saying no.
The website is www.bearsac.com.
I told her me and Svein were twins and she didn't bat an eye
she's terrific isn't she? We've
bumped into her a couple of times, but this was the first
time we managed to have a chat.
I've had the honour
of meeting Bear Sac, I'm pretty sure that women is insane
I know it is not a gossip but am now on the Internet Movie
Database IMDb http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1542390/
2009. 11:29 am Tubes and Books The Northern Line
can be an interesting place and today was no different. It
is my custom, after an initial perusal of the other inhabitants
of my carriage, to clutch my rucksack like a shield and pretend
to be asleep. I daresay that the body language is very revealing
to them what know these things. Were I a little less broad
in the beam, I would read a book, even on a crowded train,
but I’m not and I really dislike either being jostled while
I am reading, by people sitting next to me who have fewer
qualms about spreading amoeba-like across seats, or sitting
with my shoulders hunched and arms squeezed in so I can focus
on the page. So unless the carriage is only sparsely populated,
I pretend to be asleep. Sometimes there’s more pretence involved
I do tend to listen, though, even if being consummately British,
I do not engage my fellow passengers in conversation (It just
ain’t done, don’tcha know?) and at the same time it saves
me from having to be actively rude to the occasional beggar
or busker that wanders down the carriage trying to scrounge
money for his or her next fix.
This morning was a little different, however – not enough
for me to overcome my natural reticence and moral cowardice,
mind. My nutter alarm went off immediately I heard the voice
and I hunkered down and pretended to be completely out of
it. By the time I’d realised it was not the usual situation,
I was, being, as I said, typically British, too involved with
my pretence to risk the embarrassment of actually appearing
to be awake and engage with the person.
What happened was this: a woman’s voice piped up quite clearly,
but not excessively loud, saying hello to everyone in the
carriage and introducing her teddy bear, Bearsac. I fancy
that it was not unreasonable of my nutter alarm to blare at
Anyway, it turns out that she is an author of a book. She
has Asperger’s Syndrome and is hawking her self-published
book to raise the money to go travelling. Since she has Asperger’s,
her twin passions – the teddy bear and travelling – have pretty
much developed beyond obsession. It sounded quite interesting
and she clearly copes with her condition rather better than
I cope with my innate British embarrassment.
In an attempt to partially rebalance the scales (I didn’t
talk to her), here is her website and information on the book:
Her web site is here. Her name is Debra Schiman and her book
is published by Pen Press and is available from Amazon.
Comment On 5th November 2009 13:52 (UTC), fencingsculptor
commented: She sounds so interesting. I like to talk to these
sorts of people. Just not on crowded trains. However this
Lady is far more interesting than your average train bound
begger. If I'm lucky enough to ever meet her I would like
very much to hear about her and Bearsac's trip to China and
Comment On 5th November 2009 17:36 (UTC), romney commented:
Thanks for this - have ordered the book.
11th September 2009
Back on the tube
I sat in the same carriage as a lady called Debra and her
teddy bear, she helped him wave at me as I got on the tube.
She told everyone about their website, which shows where they
had visited (you can see by their photos they really get about),
their diary and information about Aspergers. I didn't look
up while she was telling us all this as it was quite unexpected
as it isn't usual for anyone to talk or make eye contact on
the tube let alone acknowledge a waving teddy bear......
1 comments: Jill Wignall
said... Did you see the Uncle Bearsac page? A problem page
for teddies! Glad you enjoyed your visit. X 11 September 2009
Bearsac, a lovely site with info on Asperger's http://www.bearsac.com/2:35
AM Aug 13th from TweetDeck
(This relates to a documentary made
about us by students from Westminster Film School - strange
really as I spent considerable time with them and the comment
does not portray the reality of why I do the Bearsac thing).
Debra has Asperger Syndrome, affecting her ability to interact
socially with other people. She deals with her condition by
projecting a personality into a talking teddy bear, called
Bearsac, which she interacts with the world through.
July 16, 2009
Thursday I met bearsac One day I met a nice British lady accompanied
by hear teddybear, or must I say, a teddybear accompanied
by his very best friend. I did not have much time to talk
to her but what I learned is that she is bonded so strongly
to bearsac that she would not miss him a second. You could
check on her Myspace account. http://www.myspace.com/241344773
She is also author of a teddybear travel book.
July 2009 12:49:11 PM
Coming back from work on the bus the other day I saw this
buff chick standing with some random school kid next to her.
While everyone was holding on to the bars on the bus this
kid was just standing straight trying to style it in front
of her. The next minute a car pulls out in front of the bus
so the driver driver slammed the brakes on and then I just
see this kid go flying head first into the plastic barricade-priceless!
PM WiseCrack replied:
i was approached by this autistic girl on the tube: www.bearsac.com
she was trying to attract loads of people's attention like
a complete freak and everyone was ignoring her waving her
crappy little bear bag in their face. all the pic of the bear
thing with "celebrities" are members of the eastenders cast
about 6 years ago, usually as they go past in a car < Message
edited by wiseacre -- 9/7/2009 3:37:55 PM
10th May 2009
Other people I spoke at length with include Ian Rattray of
text to speech and Author Debra who was with Bearsac, Teddy
Bear Extraordinnaire. I took a photo with him so it should
be on the website. Debra has written a book about Bearsac.
You can find it on Amazon.
on April 4, 2009 at 4:33am
The Local Characters Of Borehamwood
what about the guy
who wears a tutu & drives a 1940's bike? there is a new character
around b/wood about 6ft 8 wears the loudest 1980's clothes
going with leggings & high heels last spotted him in pets
at home! also a lady who walks around with a monkey back pack
making the monkey talk to everyone she is harmless but can't
help but laugh.
April 11, 2009 at 1:48am Lisa Wrote
Yep bear sac has her own website...with famous faces holding
BAG!! Miss Lamb was also known cat lady god she stank we used
to dread serving her in Hansons and i dreaded serving her
in Safeways too, i used to physically gag! http://www.bearsac.com/Meets.Celebrities/bearsacmeets.htm
i howled when i saw this...in a nice way i hasten to add!!!
Comment: April 15, 2009 at 6:19pm Karen wrote:
I have just glanced at Bearsac website & if you ask me she
is a very clever lady lost in this Aspergar conditions world
but she has probley done & met more ppl than any of us put
together would meet & achieved her dreams of tv & now books
Amazing & well done!!
Very very clever!! Karen x
Around March 2009
jo jo!! i was reading the london paper thing yesterday and
there was a column with random things people text in and one
of the people was writting in to see who else in london had
met bearsac!! ahhhh good ol' bearsac...hope unis going well
February 10, 2009, 09:43:59
Bearsac and Asperger's Syndrome
Bearsac is a talkative teddy rucksack who is assisting his
owner Debra to make the public more aware of Asperger's syndrome
in adults. He's the coolest dude teddy bear in the world and
has his own website as well as a MySpace page. I received
the following message from Bearsac the other day ...
26 January 2009, 1:47 pm
Thread on David Icke
purple tracksuits Turquoise, I think they are. There is a
woman on the Thameslink route, who acts as the mouthpiece
for a teddy bear rucksack known as Bearsac. Bearsac thinks
that David Icke has some very important things to say.
Jan 22, 2009 3:14 pm
Also because I love that this is the pic that comes up if
you google his name for some reason: http://www.bearsac.com/Meets.Celebrities/Arsenal.
Emmanuel.Eboue.JPG No, not one of him playing but one of him
posing quite happily with a toy rat or something. Good man.
21st November 2008
Best thing you've seen on public transport
but strangely, something happenedd this evening about 10 minutes
after i'd just left the house having just started this thread,
a woman comes up to me while i wait for the tube and has a
teddy in her hand and then introduces the teddy to me and
a bemused couple sitting near us, telling us that he had been
on lots of adventures around the world and a book was coming
out about him and we should look at the
website which was www.bearsac.com honestly go on it and read
all about Bearsac it's genuinely cool, he once appeared on
the tweenies ! and to quote the website "He has also been
on Big Brothers Little Brother twice, Big Brother Eviction
twice, Ready Steady Cook in the audience and Sky Sports News.
3rd April 2007
we delen onze wagon met nog wa russen, een koppel uit rotterdam,
wa zweden, wa vikings, leftenant gruber en z'n speelkameraadje
en last but not least: bearwoman, een gek mens uit londen,
die op reis
was met bearsac, waar ze innige ... sven&phi
January 10th, 2007 at 11:05am
Dena Elizabeth wrote:
b'wood isnt that bad anymore.... outfit is the best shop ever!!!
(i should know i work there!!) and tesco is sooooo good!!!
i love tesco... got a question though, had anyone met the
woman with the bear? she comes up to you in the street and
she makes the bear talk
2:53am on January 11th, 2007 Aaron wrote
haa! my brother sat next 2 bearsack woman on the train once.
aparently it had its bearmitzvah recently!
Wednesday, February 08,
A lady. A train. And a bondage bear.
There was a lady on my train this morning. Well actually,
yes there were a lot of ladies. And alot of men. But there
was this one particular lady who I'm going to focus on because
the story is about her, so... ...the lady is holding a teddy
bear. As it is I'm not a huge fan of stuffed animals, and
stuffed bears are as welcome to my life as an audience with
Nick Griffin (exceptions of course to Paddington Bear, he's
I also like real bears, although they're not so cuddly. And
they smell) And the bear, I notice, is wearing a little bear
bondage kit. And for some reason, unbeknownst to myself or
my fellow commuters, the lady is trying to involve all of
us into interaction with said S&M bear.
A little like this:
Step 1) Attempt eye contact
Step 2) Wiggle bear's head
Step 3) Attempt eye contact again and so on.
Now I'm not a morning person on the best of days, and today
especially after my alarm didn't go off and I woke up in a
panic, desperately trying to get out the door in time, I'm
radiating any Feel the Love energy at all. And surely there
is something not quite right about anyone trying to make eye
contact on the 9:50 Thameslink, surely there's some unspoken
agreement between commuters - Please don't look at me, I'm
reading the newspaper /my book / playing with my mobile /
my hands / my shoelace ?! Then, the strangest thing. As the
train pulls into Kings Cross, and she starts to
get up, she shoves the bear in my face. "check out my
website!Bearsex.com*!" (*Or something along these lines, needless
to say I haven't checked it out. I've been to Prowler, and
I've seen those magazines) Then put the bear in my fellow
commuter's face. "Check
out my website!" I don't know about you, but a strange lady's
bear pressed into my face at that time is most offputting.
What's the strangest thing you've seen somebody do in London?
Bearsac (and Deborah – who’s actually quite cool if you talk
to her) are awesome. I often get the same train as Besrsac
in the morning – nice chap, recently had a baby bear. .........
Comment: Pato, Bearsac has a baby bear! That is so cool! I
didn’t say she and her bear are not cool, I just found it
odd she was talking through her bear. I thought it was fabulous.
I rushed home and told my boyfriend who proceeded to be sceptical.
That was years ago. And then a couple of months back he was
on a tube on his way home from a match, and someone said “Hello
Mr Football Man!” and there they were. Bear and lady, talking
away at him. So he came home and sheepishly told me. Hee hee.
Their website is awesome. :)
Thursday, 09 November 2006
The Big Conference Thursday 9 November I was sitting
next to Debra and Bearsac during the ministers speach and
Bearsac told me all about his journeys before and after the
Minister's part of the conference. Bearsac's diary is worth
May 22, 2006 8:21 am
Have You Met Bearsac?
I had the pleasure of meeting bearsac last week at Elephant
& Castle:"Bearsac is a Teddy Bear rucksack. He was bought
on 26th August 1997 whilst his owner was in Belgium. She could
not resist his expressive face. She, (Debra) breathed life
into him. The moment their eyes met Bearsac was. At last he
had found his Medium; his instrument of communication. For
although Bearsac has a voice, he has no mouth to articulate
it. As well as being his new friend and owner, Debra is his
medium. How it works is his voice leaves his body then his
aura - which is an energy field around the body - goes
through the earth's energy field, is then absorbed by Debra's
aura before going into her voice-box and out of her mouth."
Has anyone else met him/her/it on the underground? PS: Debra
has Asperger's syndrome. "Although mild and high functioning
it still gives her difficulties in some situations and may
lead people to feel offeneded if they don't understand"......
Comment:May 23, 2006 6:24 am It is so weird that I have recently
joined here and I read a recently posted thread on Bearsac.
I have not met him but have heard of him from 2 of my colleagues
who have. One of the colleagues posted everyone a link to
his website and a photo they had taken of him at Vauxhall
station eating someones sandwich!! I have been a fan ever
since and hope one day that I will meet him so I can be photographed
with him to be on his Bearsac meets public page. I used to
have him as my wallpaper on my PC at work but now have my
newborn nephew Luke on there. I love his problem page for
teddy bears, and the photos of him with celebrities. Any Gooners
you really must see the celebrities page. Anyone that has
not yet seen his website’ it is a must see.
Posted by Nic Price on
Thursday, December 1, 2005 at 7:20 pm.
If You Go Down To The Tube Today
There I was staring at the Independent on the District Line
this lunchtime when I heard this slightly high-pitched voice
coming from a seat nearby. “Can I have a sip of your cappuccino?”
said the voice.
“No, you might burn yourself” said a man’s voice. I looked
round to see small brown bear wearing a red hat who was now
asking another man next to him for a sip of his water! Some
fellow tube passengers didn’t know where to look. Some moved
slowly away, others hid behind their books or pretended to
read the adverts again. Turns out this wasn’t just any bear.
This was Bearsac who has his very own website at
bearsac.com where you visit his house and check out his photo
album. He’s travelled extensively and also seems to have spent
quite a lot of time hanging around Borehamwood as he’s been
photographed with virtually the entire cast of Eastenders.
Not to mention quite a few members of the Arsenal squad including
Thierry Henry and Robert
Pires. If you’re a Numanoid there’s a treat in store (click
on the picture hanging on the wall in the house). And if you’re
feeling a little peckish there are a few recipes to try out
in the kitchen. Bearsac is not politically affiliated (I did
ask). And just to double-check I asked whether he was backing
Cameron or Davis but he just gave me a “do I really look that
stupid?” look. Random tube journey. Ambient
serendipity. Filed under London, Made me laugh.
7th November 2005, 21:53
Can you please promote Bearsac in the Newbies? PLEASE. http://www.bearsac.com/
Comment: 7th November 2005, 21:54
Yes promote him he's a talking teddy-bear
7th November 2005, 21:54
Fffs this place is insane.
More comments at source: http://www.redcafe.net/f14/bearsac-93801/
August 2004 - The Poppy
The famous Bearsac came to our 12th August gig at the Dublin
Castle. Visit the diary for his review of the gig (search
for "13 August 2004")! www.bearsac.com
With my camera flashing away I was targeted by a woman carrying
a small toy bear dressed as Nadia. Bearsac - Nadia looky-likey
and celebrity teddy! It had an uncanny look of Nadia with
false boobs and bad hair (sorry I was a Jason fan until he
came out) and I was told that this was a celebrity in the
bear world with its own Website. This was a fine example of
the calibre of super fans on offer, obsessive, passionate
and suffering from mild sun stroke.
Comment: Tuesday, 10-Aug-2004 11:13:32 Amy & Kelly, Borehamwood
We live in Borehamwood and we love Bearsac so we think it
is so cool that he is on this site. We were in the Tesco car
park when we saw him being photographed and we asked Debra
what the photo was for which is how we got to this site. We
think Bearsac was a great Nadia lookalike even if he is a
8th May 2004, 15:12
Train journey yesterday was much enlivened by Bearsac.
(text relating to photo taken by threader/blogger).
Comments:17th May 2004, 13:41 Sam says: I met Bearsac and
his big mate Tiny yesterday at the Arsenal Parade when he
gave me his business card! I also saw them on TV. Bearsac
has a website, www.bearsac.com it's cool and has photos with
Patrick Vieira and Freddy of Arsenal! There are holiday snaps
too of Bearsac and a teddy bear problem page! This is one
cool teddy bear.
29th Jul 2005, 14:36 Doug Says:
One of THE most irritating journies of my life. Whining, big-mouthed
irritating idiots I've ever had to listen to. I would have
actually preferred to listen to loud, a fat balding insurance
salesman on his mobile
19th May 2006, 06:28 Josette Says:
I typed in Bearsac and found this site as well as his. Thought
I would add my own comment. I met Bearsac on the shuttle bus
at Luton Airport last week and have become a fan. His website
is so funny, has me and my workmates in stiches. He has met
lots of celebs and even has a teddy bear problem page on the
site, I hope our paths will cross again one day.
23rd Aug 2008, 16:14 sweetpeabrain says:
maaattteeeee. bearsac is amazeeeeee
21st Nov 2008, 12:21 jasmine says:
Groww upp you sad coww.
21st Nov 2008, 12:23 ellie bates says:
hii my name is ellie bates i saw bearr sac on the website
the other dayy and i think he is hott and i wouldd lovveee
tooo f**k hiim xxxx
2nd May 2009, 22:52 Mark H says:
Stupid deluded woman, with a stupid toy bear intruding on
people's journeys on public transport, bombarding them with
rubbish and publicly embarrasing them. Its the last thing
you need, after a stressful day at work.She is irritating
and moronic. Of course, its trendy to entertain mentally ill
or badly behaved people by giving them a label such as "Aspergers"
to somehow validate and normalise their
Sep. 6th, 2002 at 8:13
Madness or Genius?
There is a woman who gets off at my train stop at Kentish
Town almost every day who has a bear rucksack that talks to
people. The woman seems very shy and retiring but the bear
has a funny high pitched voice and insists on making conversation
with hapless commuters. Most of them ignore her but occasionally
you can see people talking back to this rucksack. It's very
funny and 'bear woman' is a topic of conversation among everyone
who has seen her or been cornered by the bear. Now she has
a website - it is still under construction but it is worth
a look. She was my train this morning - the bear was telling
everybody it was going to be famous.
Comment:(Anonymous) wrote: Aug. 1st, 2007 03:05 pm (UTC)
Bearsac - The talking teddy bear I see Bearsac and his owner/medium
very often. I know this message was from a few years ago but
i have just come by it. What a surprise to find it. Bearsac's
owner is called Debra, I wouldn't call her shy at all. She
has Asperger's syndrome which she talks of on the website.
I overheard another passenger on the train say that she is
writing a book about her traveling with bearsac.